The Lavender Line
Isfield Station
Nr Uckfield
East Sussex
TN22 5XB

Lavender Line News

September 21st

Santa specials 2011

There is nothing cosier on a crisp winter’s day than the sound of a crackling open fire. Combined with a refreshing glass of mulled wine and a mince pie, the Lavender line becomes one of the perfect settings to visit Santa in his railway grotto for both adults and children alike.

Why not make this years visit to Santa extra special with a trip to the Lavender line, with unlimited train rides throughout the day, a fresh mince pie for adults and a present personally given by Santa for the children. The Lavender line’s Santa specials is a Christmas experience to remember.


Our 2011 prices are unchanged from 2010!

We will be running both steam and diesel trains during the Santa specials, this is due to the unpredictable weather that can occur during the winter months which can cause complications with the steam engine, on steam days our staff have to specially prepare the engine a day before running and unfortunately this cannot be done everyday. Therefore on diesel days we will be running one of our heritage diesels, most likely our resident 1960’s Ruston ‘Valiant’.



On steam days our resident steam engine ‘Austin 1’ will take charge of all services for those days with the opportunity of ‘Footplate tasters’ for anyone over the age of 14, a small fee of £5.00 is all it costs for a round trip on a real steam engine!

On Saturday 17th December seasonal music will be performed by the Lancing brass band between 2pm and 4pm on the station platform.



Santa special dates and motive power:

Sunday 4th December 11.00am – 5.00pm……Steam

Saturday 10th December 11.00am – 5.00pm……Diesel

Sunday 11th December 11.00am – 5.00pm……Steam

Saturday 17th December 11.00am – 5.00pm……Diesel

Sunday 18th December 11.00am – 5.00pm……Steam

Tuesday 20th December 11.00am – 5.00pm……Diesel

Wednesday 21st December 11.00am – 5.00pm……Diesel

Thursday 22nd December 11.00am – 5.00pm……Diesel

Station opens from 8.30 for breakfasts

First train departs platform 2 at 10.30 with trains running on the hour and half hour

Last train departs platform 2 at 5.00

Admission prices 2011

Adult: £10.00 (Includes a visit to Santa grotto and a fresh mince pie)

Child: £10.00 (Age 3 to 13 inclusive) (Includes a visit and a present from Santa in his grotto)

Toddlers: £5.00 (Aged under 3) (Includes a visit and a present from Santa in his grotto)

We recommend you book in advance for our Santa specials, payment can be made by either calling our booking lines, at Isfield station on Sundays during October and November or by downloading one of Santa special leaflets and send it to the address on the leaflet.